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Slight reduction in road fatalities

Published:Sunday | May 15, 2016 | 11:09 AM
The mangled remains of a car that was involved in a crash at Ferry, along the Mandela Highway in St Catherine recently.

There has been a slight reduction in the number of persons killed on Jamaica’s roadways over the last two months.

According to data compiled by the National Road Safety Council (NRSC), 65 persons were killed in 57 motor vehicle crashes recorded in March and April.

The NRSC says 71 persons were killed in 62 crashes recorded during March and April last year.

Despite this, the data show road deaths are up six per cent when compared with the corresponding period last year.

Since the start of the year the NRSC says 144 persons have died in 125 motor vehicle crashes.

Last year Jamaica recorded 380 road deaths, the highest for a single year in the last decade.